Join Anne Harper Charity Hudley, Christine Mallinson, Kimberly Bigelow and Rachel Samuels for an interactive session designed to help you affirm students’ linguistic identity and position students as experts by designing a language and literacy equity audit for your classroom or learning community.
Culture and communication matter. Much like an equity audit, a language and literacy equity audit actively identifies the linguistic strengths of your students by employing a method of inquiry that is designed to help recognize, normalize and value the language varieties in our learning communities. The audit will help you support literacy in its multiple definitions and learn with students as linguistic experts by valuing what they know about language—both those students whose voices are typically privileged in learning environments and those whose voices typically are not. Aspects of the audit are designed to be used with teachers, students, administrators and community members.
This session is for reading and English language arts teachers in all grade levels. We suggest viewing the linguistic autobiography webinar before viewing this audit webinar.
This webinar is part of the AFT's Reading Opens the World initiative. Find more resources and webinars in this community.